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Creality Searcher 01 3D Printed Drone Assembly Kit: Review the Specs

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by Florian Gehrke
Jan 30, 2020
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Creality's released the Searcher 01, a 3D printed drone assembly kit. Will it be a high-flier? Read on as we review the specs of this quadrocopter.

Creality’s responsible for some of the most genre-defining consumer 3D printers in recent years, but it’s been expanding its repertoire of late. It’s now offering a DIY drone kit you can partially 3D print on your own.

Whether you are new to the world of drones or you’ve been flying quadcopters for a while, you may find the prospect of 3D printing your own drone exciting.

And regardless of whether you’re an experienced tinkerer or a complete beginner, this drone kit is supposed to be within your abilities to put together.

We haven’t gone hands-on with it yet, but we’ve reviewed the Creality Searcher 01 drone’s specs to see whether it’s a high-flier or not.

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Features

DIY Kit

The DIY kit is supposed to require entry-level electronics expertise (Source: Creality)

The Creality Searcher 01 drone comes as a DIY assembly kit. Before assembling the drone, though, you need to 3D prints some parts first. You can customize your drone by choosing your preferred filament and color to print the drone’s arms.

Provided you don’t run into any unexpected problems, the step-by-step tutorial should make an assembly easy and fun.

Educational

STEAM projects help kids playfully learn topics (Source: Creality)

The Creality Searcher 01 drone is promoted to be a STEAM-based project, suited for students and makers older than 14.

Creality claims building the DIY drone in class lets children and teens gain interest in solving real-world problems while they are having fun. On the other side, teachers can break down the process to each subject, tailored for different ages.

For example, mathematical subjects like geometry, functions, and vectors, and physics-based topics such as electromechanics, aerodynamics, and gravity can all be covered in some way while building and flying a drone. On top, students can learn about technologies such as Bluetooth, telemetry, or how a lithium battery works.

Easy Operation

Do a spin: The Searcher 01 can do some neat tricks (Source: Creality)

The drone is supposed to be easy to operate. For example, the headless mode allows any side of the drone to act as the front, simplifying controls for less experienced users. Further features that should make flying the Searcher 01 a breeze are one key return and landing functions as well as a hover mode.

If you know your basics, Creality says you can even do flip stunts, 360° spins, and much more.

Real-Time Stream

Stream real-time 1080p full HD to your phone (Source: Creality)

Well, a drone is only half the fun if you don’t have a live-feed camera attached to it.

According to the manufacturer, the Searcher 01 features an integrated WiFi camera that you can stream real-time photos and videos in 1080p full HD to your cell phone.

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Tech Specs

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General Specifications

  • Name: Searcher 01
  • Type: Quadrocopter
  • Year: 2019
  • Assembly: Partially assembled
  • Manufacturer: Creality

Product Specification

  • Color: Depending on the filament you choose
  • Battery: 7.4 V 2000 mAh
  • Battery runtime: 10 minutes (after 3 hours charging)
  • Charging: USB
  • Fly distance: 50 meters
  • Aerial shooting: 2 million pixels WiFi camera
  • Storage: Cell phone
  • Controller batteries: 4x AA batteries

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Where to Buy

You can purchase the Creality Searcher 01 DIY Drone from the manufacturer’s website.

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